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New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

Mattknz1

We've forgotten where we came from.

I fly radio control planes, I started out with Sanyo SCR600 cells, that lasted maybe 4minutes, and now in the same airframe I have managed to stay aloft 42mins using lipo batteries, with 4x the capacity, 1.5x the voltage and 2/3 the weight.

The early lipo cells could barely pump out 10A, anyone remember 2s3p batteries? And now I can draw nearly 50amps from a pack the same physical size, and charge it in half the time.

Battery performance has greatly improved, we are just looking at the wrong measure of improvement.

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